To obtain a Site Safety Coordinator Certificate, you must meet the following qualifications:
You must meet at least one (1) of the following:
New York State Licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect and satisfactorily completed a Buildings-approved 8-hour Site Safety Coordinator course within one (1) year prior to application and two (2) years experience supervising the construction or demolition of major buildings*;
Have an active Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) designation from the Board of Certified Safety professions (BCSP), and two (2) years of experience supervising the construction or demolition of major buildings*, and within one year prior to application has satisfactorily completed an 8-hour Site Safety Coordinator course approved by the Department;
Five (5) years of construction supervision or construction safety experience within the ten (10) years prior to application, including at least three (3) years supervising the construction or demolition of major buildings and satisfactorily completed a 8-hour Site Safety Coordinator course within one (1) year prior to application
Have Education/Experience Qualifications outlined in 1 RCNY 104-08 and satisfactorily completed a Buildings-approved 40-hour Site Safety Manager Course within one (1) year prior to application and satisfactorily completed a 30-hour OSHA Safety Course within two (2) years prior to application and (1) of the following:
Five (5) years of experience within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application as a building code enforcement official charged with enforcement of the provisions of the New York City Building Code. The enforcement should include inspections of major buildings under construction or demolition and thus, this basis for qualification excludes officials whose primary role is to perform inspections of occupied or vacant buildings; OR
Five (5) years of field experience within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application working on buildings as a safety official for a governmental entity or construction firm or as a safety manager or safety engineer for a safety consulting firm specializing in construction or demolition. The experience should include two and a half (2.5) years of relevant work on major buildings* under construction or demolition; OR
Five (5) years of experience within ten (10) years prior to the date of the application working in a relevant construction trade with plans in furtherance of building construction or demolition, three (3) years of which were on major buildings under construction or demolition and two (2) of those three (3) years were in an on-site supervisory position.
For purposes of this paragraph, each year of formal training or education in a program with emphasis on construction at a college, technical, or trade school may be substituted for one (1) year of construction work up to a maximum of two (2) years.
*A major building is defined as a building that is:
1. 10 or more stories
2. 125 feet or more in height
3. 100,000 square feet or more of lot coverage, regardless of height
4. Designated by the Commissioner
To obtain your registration card you will need to upload scanned PDFs via the DOB NOW Portal. Applicants that do not currently have an eFiling account will need to create an account by completing the registration form.
Please see the New License Application User Guide for step-by-step directions.
You must upload PDF scans. Pictures of documents will not be accepted. Applicants have one (1) year to complete the submission of all documentation. The following documentation is required:
Once all documentation is submitted and approved by the Licensing Backgrounds Unit, you will be able to schedule an appointment within the DOB NOW Portal to take picture and receive the Site Safety Coordinator registration card.